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State of Emergency Declared in Nelson Tasman

Cyclone Gita - Update 002

A state of emergency has been declared in the Nelson Tasman region following the significant continuing impact from Cyclone Gita.

Tasman District Council Mayor Richard Kempthorne signed the declaration at 7:20 pm.

Further flooding in Takaka likely:
Following significant rainfall in the Takaka catchment, further flooding is expected to occur in the region, including Takaka township. Water volumes are uncertain but expect flooding to occur at least in the main street of Takaka over the next few hours.

Takaka residents are asked to be aware, and consider self-evacuating if you feel your safety could be at risk.
A Civil Defence Centre has been opened at Takaka Recreation Centre.

Civil Defence centres open throughout the region:

Civil Defence Centres are open at:

  • Motueka Recreation Centre.
  • Takaka Recreation Centre.
  • Outdoor Recreation Centre in Marahau.
  • Salvation Army Hall (Rutherford Street) in Nelson.

People can self-evacuate to these centres if they are concerned for their safety.

If people feel their immediate safety is at risk, then please call 111.


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